And the hits just keep on coming…

I can’t remember where I first heard that line, but that describes our snowfall this month. We went through most all of November, December and the first part of January with almost no snow. Now, we got almost as much snow in the past few weeks as we typically do all year. Here are a few pictures from the past few days. Note the mailbox, which was almost buried in the Jan 12th ‘nor’easter, and the yellow birdhouse in our front garden.  Joyce has had several rounds digging us out, and digging out the mailbox so we can continue to get the paper and mail. The kids have been helping out as you can see.

The forecast is for more flurries tonight, another snowstorm the middle of next week followed by high temperatures in the ‘teens. Spring can’t come too soon.


Cub Scouts Readyman 2011

The boys from the Tyngsboro Webelos I den attended Readyman 2011 yesterday. Readyman covers basic first aid and safety for advanced Cub Scouts, and is an important transition into Boy Scouts. Anay, George, Matthew and Tyler went through a series of workshops covering the Heimlich maneuver, ‘hurry’ first aid, first aid for minor cuts, burns and bites, and the Courage Character Connection. All the boys did excellent, and received a certificate showing they successfully completed the Readyman requirements.


The Cleanup

Just finished digging out. Joyce, the kids and I all spent most of the afternoon into early evening digging and pushing and blowing everything off the porch, drive and walkways. It’s still snowing on and off lightly, but it is not expected to accumulate.


First Snowstorm of the Year

Went to bed last night after listening to the news about the coming snowstorm. John sent us an e-mail last night just before 11:00 canceling opening of work until at least 1PM, and said he would update us around 11:00. Woke up to this just before 7 (note the mailbox by the road). Weather radar looks like it will snow for another four hours or so.

7AM view from the front door

12:00 Update

Weather radar shows the storm to be moving out, although the NWS has extended the blizzard warning until 8PM. Snow plows have been by several times, leaving a nice wall of snow at the end of our driveway. We’ll start digging out after lunch.

12 Noon view from the porch

Note our mailbox. Good chance we’ll not get mail today.

Our Mailbox

Hope you’re keeping warm and dry where ever you are.


Happy New Year!

We had a great New Years Day here. After a quiet morning with New Years Bread (no one got the coin), I ran the Lowell 1st 10K Run. Like last year, it was a clear and sunny day. Unlike last year, the temperature was in the low 50’s. I started out expecting colder temperatures, and dumped the running tights and gloves just before the start of the race. I took off my hat half-way through, and wished I had also dumped the long-sleeve base shirt as well. Saw a lot of people suffering under too many layers.


I took just over seven minutes off my 2009 time, and saw quite a few other TriFury people at the race as well.